|Centre Island - July 1st, 2013 - Harbord Village dragon boat racing team.|
|The Toronto skyline - as viewed from Centre Island - location of the DDRA Canada Day regatta|
The teams will compete against each other (for fun) for the Toronto Neighbourhood Dragon Boat Challenge Cup at the 130th annual DDRA Canada Day Regatta at Toronto's Centre Island. This regatta is open to any recreational teams in Toronto, and is one of the oldest mixed regattas in the world (formed in 1884 for canoe, kayak, and rowers, with dragon boats added in 2003). Rusty Dragon Tim is the dragon boat coordinator for this event, and organizes Ontario Public Service (OPS) volunteers and their teams at the event. The OPS teams compete for the OPS Challenge Cup. But this is another blog entry for another day.